Praises and Prayers

Dear Prayer Partners,

Praise God for great turnout and tips at our Pizza Ranch Fundraiser we had on November 9th.  Plan to use the funds made to serve our clients better through new software system we are implementing as well as buying supplies to offer to them when they come in for their appointments to earn while you learn. Praise God for donation of two laptops from Hormel Foods.

Dear prayer partners,

Give a big prayer and thank you to a selfless little girl, who for her birthday asked for donations of diapers and wipes instead of gifts.  This wonderful little gal, Ellery, came in and donated over 900 diapers before her and her family left to do mission work in Haiti. Pray for more selfless acts and for the family who are currently serving in Haiti and helping out so many as they did for us.

Another praise as one of our clients have come to know the Lord as there personal savior through the salvation prayer with one of our volunteers.  Pray they continue to follow and love the Lord and will lead and teach there kids of His Love.

One more praise as we have been searching and praying for a new accountant/bookkeeper and we had answer to prayer.  We found a gal who actually wrote to us with interest in becoming a volunteer.  Big thank you to the Lord for answered prayer as at the time we had someone else lined up, but then they backed out, and Lord had Ryan send us email with her interests and credentials.

Dear prayer partners,

Give praise to the Lord for the Hormel Foundation who gave us a grant for $3000 for interpreter services and for the Austin Area Foundation who gave  us a grant of $500 for diapers. We will be able to continue services for women and girls because of these grants.

Give praise to the Lord for every person and all the churches who have supported Rachel’s Hope in the past year. God has truly blessed Rachel’s Hope with the support that everyone provides.


We ask for prayer for our clients who need jobs and encouragement to keep looking for a job.

There are some who have come as immigrants who have had to leave a child in their home country so they need to send support to take care of that child.  They are saving to bring that child here.  Pray for them.

Pray for the refugees who have had to flee their home in Myanmar (formerly Burma) because the army was committing genocide against these people.  Pray for them to make all the adjustments to this new country.  Some are Baptists, some are Catholics, and some are Buddhists.  Pray for us to bring the good new of Salvation through Jesus to those who don’t believe.

Pray for the mothers who are facing raising a child alone because the husbands or boy friends have left them.

Pray for the babies and children to come to know their Savior.

Give prayers of thanksgiving for the individuals and churches who support Rachel’s Hope.

praying heart handsGive prayers of thanksgiving for the volunteers who give so much of their time and talents.  Pray for all of us that we will do Gods’ will and not our own.  Pray for God to guide our every decision.

Pray for our nation to stop abortions and choose life.

God Bless You,

Joanne Rasmussen, Volunteer

Thank you for your prayers.